Falso tiramisu alla Nutella – No egg and no sugar Nutella tiramisu

Tiramisu alla nutella
Looks like tiramisu but it is not!

Summer seems to have arrived. And I say seem because it is never really the case here in London. You get the illusion, you thank God for the sun and the more forgiving temperatures. But by the time you dared to switch

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Treccia di salmone e formaggio – smoked salmon and cheese puff pastry braid

Treccia di salmone e formaggio
The perfect starter

It is often the most simple things that give us the biggest pleasure. (Okay, that may be a controversial statement – feel free to disagree!) This treccia di salmone e formaggio is just Continue reading

Mozzarella in carrozza – golden-crusted fried mozzarella sandwich

mozzarella in carrozza
Comfort at its best

There are very few dishes as comforting, gratifying and as easy and quick to make as mozzarella in carrozza (mozzarella in a carriage).

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Roccocò – almond spiced biscuits

Roccocò which are almond spiced biscuits
The perfect present to heal the January blues
As unconventional as it may be to share a typical Christmas Neapolitan biscuit recipe after Christmas, I have to go ahead and post the recipe for roccocò today. It’s simply because of the sheer number of people who sampled the awesomeness of this biscuit and requested the recipe.

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Tagliatelle alla boscaiola – tagliatelle boscaiola

Tagliatelle alla boscaiola are a perfect winter warmer
A perfect winter warmer

Tagliatelle alla boscaiola is a traditional Tuscan pasta dish. However, it is so yummy that it is cooked in many Italian regions, with a number of variations.
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Dolce al cioccolato – gooey chocolate cake

Dolce al cioccolato
“I will cheer you up”

This dolce al cioccolato is a guarantee for a decadent cuddle when your body is shouting and begging for comfort and pure pleasure. It’s a very Continue reading

Penne con panna e zucchine – cream and courgette pasta

Pasta con panna e zucchine
I am all the comfort you need
When comfort is all you crave and need then there is only one pasta dish that will do the job: penne con panna e zucchine. And note that I say cream before courgettes for good reason, because the Continue reading

Tramezzini tricolore – one bowl and no kneading focaccia-style sandwiches

tramezzini tricolore
It has never been so quick to make your own sandwich bread
There are foods that belong to your childhood that you simply cannot forget. What’s yours? Tramezzini tricolore (a type of focaccia style sandwiches) is definitely one of those for me.

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Mezze maniche alla crema di spinaci e gorgonzola – creamy spinach and gorgonzola pasta

Pasta bowl with pasta with spinaci e gorgonzola
The ultimate treat for the vegetarian crowd
Mezze maniche alla crema di spinaci e gorgonzola is a pasta dish that will not sound in the slightest bit familiar to you, or, for that matter, ring a bell for anyone else on this planet.

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Spaghetti alla carbonara – carbonara

Blue plate with spaghetti alla carbonara
“I am beautiful as I am” – please leave the cream behind.

Spaghetti alla carbonara is a much beloved national dish that is regularly the highlight of the day for millions of Italians, wherever they are, whatever place they call home. Continue reading